Animal Info - Luxembourg


Contents

Threatened Species, Environmental and Social Data (Mammals, Population, Area/Land Use, Economy), References and Links


Threatened Species

Threatened Species: The following list includes all mammals which occur in Luxembourg and are rated as Critically Endangered (CR), Endangered (EN) or Vulnerable (VU) in the 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals

  • Vulnerable:
    • Bechstein's Bat (Myotis bechsteini). 
    • Eurasian Otter (Lutra lutra). 
    • Garden Dormouse (Eliomys quercinus). 
    • Geoffroy's Bat (Myotis emarginatus). 
    • Lesser Horseshoe Bat (Rhinolophus hipposideros).
    • Pond Bat (Myotis dasycneme).
    • Western Barbastelle (Bat) (Barbastella barbastellus).

Environmental and Social Data

Mammals

Total number of species: 55 (Groombridge & Jenkins 1994)
Number of endemic species: 0 (Groombridge & Jenkins 1994)
Number of threatened species: 1996: 3 (5.5 % of total species) (IUCN 1996); 2000: 7 (13 % of total species) (IUCN 2000)

Population

Population in 1995: 408,000 (Natl. Geog. Soc. 1995)
Population density in 1995: 157.8 people/sq km (408.8 people/sq mi) (Natl. Geog. Soc. 1995)
Population in 1998: 425,017 (World Almanac 1999)

Area/Land Use

Area: 2,585 sq km (998 sq mi) (Natl. Geog. Soc. 1995)
Percentages of primary world ecosystem types:

  • Crop and Settlements: 100 %

(Groombridge 1992)

Economy

Per capita GDP ($ U.S.) (1996): $24,500 (World Almanac 1999)


References and Links

References: Groombridge 1992, Groombridge & Jenkins 1994, IUCN 1996, IUCN 2000IUCN 2004, Natl. Geog. Soc. 1995, World Almanac 1999

General Links (After you get to one of these sites, click on the link for Luxembourg): CIA World Factbook, Foreign Embassies of Washington, D.C., Library of Congress - Country Studies, University of Texas - Country Maps, Washington Post - Countries, World Resources Institute - Country Profiles


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